UK factory output grows at fastest rate since 2017

British manufacturing output grew at its fastest pace in nearly three years in July as factories reopened and demand began to pick up after the coronavirus lockdown was eased, a closely watched business survey showed on Monday.The IHS Markit/CIPS manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) rose to 53.3 in July from June’s 50.1, broadly in line […]

Why these intimidating race protests will only inflame divisions across Britain, by founder of the Equiano Project INAYA FOLARIN IMAN

After all, Britain is the land that pioneered the concept of equality before the law through Magna Carta, gave the world parliamentary democracy, developed a free Press and formulated the idea of policing by consent. We played a central role in the abolition of slavery and, unlike the U.S., never had any system of racial […]

TALK OF THE TOWN: Lewis Hamilton races into pop as the F1 champion hires Justin Bieber’s voice coach in a bid to conquer the music world

The F1 champion has hired Justin Bieber’s voice coach Jan Smith in a bid to conquer the music world. ‘I have no doubt his new music will resonate with the masses,’ said the 62-year-old coach, known as Mama Jan, who said she had even flown to Monaco to work on his voice between F1 training.

GM asks judge to reinstate racketeering case against rival Fiat Chrysler

General Motors Co on Monday asked a U.S. federal judge to reinstate a racketeering lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCA) , saying it has new information on foreign accounts used in an alleged bribery scheme involving its smaller rival and union leaders.In its filing to U.S. District Judge Paul Borman, GM says the scheme, […]

Rates of motor vehicle tax to be rationalised in Haryana

The cabinet also approved the proposal of the Public Works (Building and Roads) Department to denotify toll point 49 on the Narnaul-Koriawas-Rambass Road up to Rajasthan border, in Mohindergarh district. This toll point has been in operation since May 22, 2017.

Luxury carmakers shrug off GST impact and note ban, post double-digit growth

NEW DELHI: Unlike mass segment cars and two-wheelers, the luxury cars segment has been able to shrug off the impact of demonetization and GST implementation. Luxury vehicle manufacturers like Mercedes Benz, BMW and Volvo cars have posted a double-digit growth in the first nine months of the calendar year 2017 and are on track to […]

Downturn Blues: Carmakers line up six new launches in next 15 days

new launches in order to create excitement and pull buyers to the showroom. Almost half a dozen new launches are slated to be available for sales next week ahead of the festive season. Carmakers like Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Renault, BMW, Tata Motors and Kia Motor will launch new products starting from August 20th, 2019. For […]

Influential winemaker Milla Handley, an early Anderson Valley champion, dies at 68 due to COVID-19

She was a champion of the Anderson Valley, which over the course of her career transformed from an unknown entity into one of California’s premier winegrowing areas. And she provided a model for sustainable farming: In 2005, the Handley Estate Vineyard was the first in Anderson Valley to become certified organic through the California Certified […]

Essential wine and drinks stories by writers of color

The first writing about wine that I remember reading in any sort of thoughtful way was by Dorothy J. Gaiter and her husband, John Brecher, who co-wrote the Wall Street Journal’s wine column from 1998 to 2010. They — and their now-canonized ritual, Open that Bottle Night — were celebrities in my home when I […]

At long last, the famously contested Doc’s Clock sign lights up again

Although city law is strict about businesses erecting new neon signs, the Doc’s Clock marquee retained its vintage status under the vintage sign ordinance, said Gina Simi, the Planning Department’s communications manager. “Under that ordinance, you can reconstruct and place a sign that’s already been designated,” Simi explained. “Ultimately, (Suckow) removed only the skin, or […]